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    September 14, 2012
    4:25 - 5:00am EDT  

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-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com good morning. happy friday, everyone. it is september 14th. we are taking a live look right now. feels pretty nice out there. kind of that fall feeling in the air. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. fall and friday, a nice combination. >> yes, it is. >> let's check in with tucker barnes to talk about weather. >> good morning. d morning.
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more of the same. we have plenty of sunshine. highs back in the low 80s. we have a few clouds out to the west into portions of western virginia and west virginia. so instead of perfect sunshine, we'll have mostly sunny skies today and a little further off to the north and west, out towards detroit, you see thicker cloud cover. this is a cold front which will come in here later tonight and could kick off a shower although i think most of the area will remain dry. bottom line, generally nice conditions around here today with sunshine, high temperatures expected to be about 80 or so. more details on the weather including a closer look at the weekend in just a minute. back to you. >> thank you. more anti-american protests topping our stories right now. the united states bracing for more protests around the muslim world today and libya has made arrests in the attacks that killed american ambassador. the identities of the other
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americans killed are also released. let's take a live look right now. the protests against that low- budget film that mocks islam have been spreading all week. a live look at cairo this morning. ntinued overnight. more are expects from morocco to indonesia. on the campaign trail, president obama is at a private fundraiser in the district tonight and mitt romney is in ohio. >> romney was in fairfax yesterday. as tom fitzgerald reports, he had to cannes i'll moment of silence for the americans killed in libya. >> reporter: republican presidential candidate mitt romney's bus was met by cheering supporters at a park in the city of fairfax. but the event quickly faceed a detour. >> northern virginia could well determine who the next president is and i hope you make that decision to get me elected. >> reporter: romney said he was
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going to start the rally with a moment of silence for u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others killed in libya but did not after being heckled. >> a tragedy to lose such wonderful people that have been so wonderful and appreciate their service for the country. >> reporter: a man in the crowd yelled at the governor accusing him of politicizing the killings and demanding that romney apologize. man was shouted down by the crowd and removed. from there he romney turned to the economy which he says is not turning around fast enough and the current president who he says needs to be turned out of office. >> how in the world he can go before a democrat convention and speak to the nation and offer nothing but more of the same is beyond me. >> reporter: romney supporters say they liked what they heard. >> it reenforced what i wanted
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to hear. >> i was looking for some specifics and i got some. >> reporter: but democratic party chairman brian moran says he is confident president obama will carry virginia like he did in 2008. >> we are well organized. i think the republicans are trying to catch up. we're well organized. i think that organization ultimately will prevail. >> reporter: with only 54 days left, real clear politics has virginia in a dead heat. both campaigns are expected to make more virginia appearances before it is all over. the romney campaign long ago identified virginia as one of its key battlegrounds and they will keep up the pressure on friday where the vice presidential candidate for the republicans, paul ryan, campaigns in harrisonburg, virginia. tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. first lady michelle obama was in virginia thursday. her first stop, downtown richmond. she later spoke to supporters at the university of mary
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washington in fredericksburg. four years ago, president obama became the first presidential candidate to carry the state in four years. >> we still have plenty ahead, your weather, traffic and all of your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. starts now. live look outside right now at the lincoln memorial on friday, september 14th. happy friday, everyone. welcome to fox 5 morning news. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. let's check in with tucker barnes and get the latest on the weather. >> can't check in until i arrive. >> if you say your name, you have to seat up. >> i know. fouling back into the 50s if
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you are outside the beltway. 54 at dulles. 56 at bwi marshall. we do have cloud out to the west. it should be pleasant with high temperatures once again top south in the low 80s, maybe 82, 83 for an afternoon high. we have to watch that cold front now east of chicago. that will bring us some clouds overnight tonight and it could bring us a shower although all indication are it will be very weak when it arrives. maybe a scattered shower later tonight into the overnight hours and then it will clear out of here just in time for the weekend. we are setting up for a great looking saturday and sunday. more details on that in just a minute. >> perfect forecast once again. >> great news. >> it has been great. >> time now to see what is happening with julie wright. we say hello to her for the first time this morning. >> tucker left out not only is it friday and it is going to be sunny. it is also payday that. brings it all around. >> the day has gotten brighter.
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>> what cloud? i didn't see a cloud. southbound 270 out of germantown, lanes are open. nice easy commute south of father hurley boulevard headed out towards the split. hov gates have been reopened as you are traveling northbound on i-95 leaving dale city continuing northbound headed out towards woodbridge. play looks good between annandale and merrifield. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. more anti-american protests are developing across the world. four people died at a protest outside the u.s. embassy in yemen when police fired tear gas yesterday. >> and libya is questioning four men in the attacks that killed american ambassador chris stevens. we are learning more about the identities of the other americans killed as well. let's get the latest from fox 5's sherry ly who is live in the newsroom. >> reporter: the u.s. is bracing for another day of violent protests throughout the
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mideast over that controversial movie about islam. security has been stepped up at embassies around the world as the angry demonstrations spread. in libya, the unrest continues where protests turned deadly tuesday when muslims stormed the u.s. consulate in benefit ghazi. four people were killed including the u.s. particular to libya and sean smith and two former navy seals are among the dead. libyan officials say that four people have been arrested in connection with the attack on the u.s. compound and a safe house. president obama has vowed now to get justice for the deaths. >> we are going to bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. i want people around the world to hear me. to all those who would do us
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harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. >> that was a very personal loss. i'm the one who sent chris to benghazi. >> secretary of state hillary clinton said she felt like she was responsible for that death. violence also erupting in places around the middle east, egypt and yemen. protesters stormed embassies. militants blamed the protests on the online movie that mocked the prophet muhammed. but libyan officials say it was timed to coincide with this week's 9-11 anniversary of the terrorist attacks. this morning, terrorists are warning americans to be on guard for more protests and violence. >> thank you. students and faculty at central high school will host a memorial this afternoon for marckel ross who was shot and killed on tuesday while walking to school. students will wear blue shirts to honor the 11th grade are and release blue balloons on the school's football field. last night ark vigil was held to remember the boy who could
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put a smile on anyone's face. the school is also accepting donations for a memorial fund set up in marckel's name. a bail hearing for a baltimore teen charged with shooting another student on the first day of school has been postponed. the attorney for 15-year-old robert gladden, jr. has requested the delay saying the teen has been on a suicide watch while being treated at a psychiatric hospital. gladden as excused of opening fire in the cafeteria of perry hall high school. police say one. bullets hit a boy in the back. he is expected to be okay. fo three years ago that killed nine people. this animation shows what happens. notice, as the front train enters the faulty track circuit, the computer system fails to direct it and automatically accelerates the next train causing the collision. vague real time monitoring system in place now could prevent another deadly
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accident. accident. pepco is back on the hot seat. it is their turn to explain why millions of customers suffered days without power after the derecho that tore through the d.c. area in june. le maryland public service commission began the hearings yesterday mostly with baltimore gazarek and electric. they are asking whether it is reasonable to expect electricity to be restored in 24 hours after a major event. a the federal government should be able to get by nonmoney-wise for the next six months at least. the house passed temporary funding legislation. this is likely to be the last big action in congress before of the election. new this morning, a massive volcano erupts putting thousands in harm's way. that is next as we check more headlines. >> a classroom assignment about the 9-11 attacks that has some parents highly upset and now
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the school is investigating. details on that story coming up next. 
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one of guatemala's largest volcanos has erupted. an emergency agency there says the volcano erupted yesterday afternoon. 8,000 people have left guatemala city with more than 20,000 more people waiting to flee surrounding areas. stud, stock markets around the world are soaring in reaction to what the federal reserve says it will do here to stimulate the economy. fed chairman ben bernanke announced thursday the fed will keep interest rates super low through 2015. it also plans to spend $40 billion a month to buy mortgage securities. bernanke believes the measures could spur job creation and bring unemployment down from its current 8.6% to 7.6% for the next year.
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the dow climbed more than 200 point to its highest level since december 2007 when the recession began. classroom controversy over a 9-11 lesson. some parents are angry a teacher told student to draw pictures of the terrorist attack including the planes hitting the twin towers and people jumping out of windows. it happened at an elementary school in el paso, texas. parents say this isn't the right way to teach kids about what happened. it looks like there could be a light at the end ever the tunnel for the chicago school system. leaders on both sides of the teachers strike are meeting again today and say they are optimistic a deal could soon be reached. some varsity athletes are worried they will lose playoff and championship opportunities and maybe miss out on scholarships if they cannot take the field. this is just what we need along our roadways, more cameras. >> they are everywhere. up next, these cameras report
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watching our cars though. they are actually watching the speed cameras. we'll explain what is behind this coming up next. plus, we have a live look at the traffic through our cameras. 
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welcome back. we are following breaking news right now. the pursuit of a suspect who is believed to have ramed a prince george's county sheriff's cruiser. this happened on route 50 in bowie shortly before 4:00 this morning. >> authorities are pursuing the suspect's vehicle on central avenue, also 301, 202 and enterprise road. this is something to watch out for if you are on the roads early this morning. we'll archbishop you more detail as they become available. -- we'll bring you more details as they become available. >> take a live look at the washington monument and we can see it nice and clearly through our cameras right now. temperatures feeling pretty nice out there. it feels nice, tucker. >> yeah, mid-60s here in the city. clear skies and another great start to our day. >> you've been on a roll.
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>> yes, this whole week been like this september, october, nicest time of year around here. >> i'm taking some days off soon. >> are you? >> yeah. i'll be here next week though. we'll talk about it as it gets closer. >> a twinge of jealousy. reagan national in the mid 60s. temperatures in the urban areas up just a little bit over where they were yesterday although still very comfortable. 60 this morning in quantico. remember yesterday and the day before, we had 40s off to the north and west. today we are in the hoe others. 52 this morning in martinsburg. 57 in leonardtown. -- today, we are in the low 50s. this you can he soo it but no
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ran showers associated with it. it won't be perfectly sunny but still we'll go with mostly sunny. we are watching this cold front. -- you can see it but no rain showers associated with it. high pressure keeps us dry today. that cold front approaches tonight. you will notice the cloud cover increasing late this afternoon and tonight with a cold front. only a couple of spotty showers with it and that passes east. high pressure builds in for the weekend both saturday and sunday for all the outdoor activities, soccer, football, we look great. temperature in the upper 70s to about 80. a little bit of a cooldown this weekend but otherwise, great- looking forecast. we'll go with a warm afternoon. later tonight, 62, partly cloudy skies. winds out of the south at about five miles per hour. let's do the accu-weather seven-
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day forecast. weekend looks great. upper 70s for daytime highs both saturday and sunday. we have a decent chance of some showers second half of monday and tuesday with another cold front that. cools us down again. temperatures next week actually trending a little below average with highs only in the mid-70s wednesday and thursday. let's get the latest on traffic from julie wright. >> all right. on the roads, we are off to a quiet start with no problems here reported in virginia northbound 395 at duke street. traffic flowing freely out to the 14th street bridge. overnight construct has cleared on the beltway between annandale and merrifield. 95 quiet as welcoming northbound from dale city headed across the occoquan. no problems across the american legion bridge. southbound 270 still an easy go headed out towards the split. top side of the beltway in good shape as well traveling between college park and bethesda. drivers are getting a break in montgomery county. the county is no longer issuing
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late fees on speed or red light camera tickets. this is after a maryland judge advised county leaders charging fees violated state law. montgomery county has 56 fixed speed cameras, 20 portable speed cameras, six speed camera vans and 10 red light cameras. the county is expected to lose about $2 million in revenue. >> more and more speed cameras are popping up in communities across the region. it is no secret they're not popular but prince george's county police say recently vandals have been targeting the solution. their solution? cameras for the cameras. bob barnard has the story now. >> reporter: that is a speed camera. one of 60 just like it in prince george's county and yes, they're not the most popular things in the world. >> the way the economy is, people are struggling and this is what we get. it is just ridiculous. >> reporter: the one this one
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just replaced here along racetrack road in bowie was destroyed by fire at the hands of a van de balaguer. >> me being a christian, i was sort of like that's not right. but a little subconscious, you're like i'm glad they did it. >> reporter: in recent months, police say siskts county's portable speed cameras have been vandalized. >> that including everything from spray painting to being shot at. >> reporter: that is why the prince george's county police major says they've taken the unprecedented step of placing a security camera on top of the new speed camera on racetrack road. >> what that does is it photographs down at the base of the camera just to, number one, record any activity of someone that may try to tamper with the camera and to try to dissuade somebody from maybe doing that kind of thing. >> reporter: what do you think about that? >> i guess it is a good idea if people are vandalizing them. >> reporter: the speed cameras
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cost up to $100,000 apiece. >> look at it from the tax payers standpoint, the more they tear up, the more taxes come out of my pocket. >> reporter: this is it is first but prince george's county police are promising it won't be the last of these cameras watching their speed cameras, hoping to have a dozen more up and rolling by the end of the year. the major says the speed cameras themselves are position fayed areason. this one on winbrook drive in clinton was put here after two pedestrians were killed on this road this summer. >> our goal is to bring down the level of accidents, bring down the level of fatalities. en. >> reporter: if machine is going to mess with one of your cameras -- if someone is going to mess with one of your cameras? >> they're going to get locked up. >> interesting concept. never heard of cameras watching cameras. if they vandalize that one, they'll see who is doing it. so keep that in mind. just in time for the
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monthly shopping season, a new video game console might be on your child's list. >> don't say soup are size in the big apple. the latest on efforts to ban super sized sugary drinks at restaurants. did it pass? we'll have that story coming up next. anncr: a good job. it's the key to a good life.
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but it isn't always easy to find one... a vote for question seven is a vote for maryland jobs. two thousand construction jobs to build a new resort casino. four thousand permanent jobs, paying... on average fifty five thousand a year.
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six thousand jobs from increased tourism... and table games like blackjack and poker. add it up: it's twelve thousand new maryland jobs. but to build it you have to vote for it. vote for question seven. and get maryland back to work. just in time for the holidays, nintendo is releasing its new wii gaming system. this sid i don't from the company shows the new touch screen and it will hit stores november 1th the basic set will sell for a mere $300. the deluxe set is $350 if you would like to spend a little extra. >> let me write that down. i got it. now f you want to lose weight, you may want to log off of facebook. facebook could be making you fat. that is according to some researchers in northern
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ireland. they surveyed more than 350 students about their levels of social networking. on average, most students spent an hour a day social networking. researchers say that time cuts into time they could have spent exercising cyst new york has become the first city in the nation to ban super sized sugary drinks at restaurants t puts a 16-ounce size limit. the ban afillies to fast food voints, movie theaters and most other maces kelling prepared foods. it doesn't cover supermarkets are most convenience stores. -- the ban applies to fast food joints, movie theaters and most other places selling prepared foods. >> i see what they're trying to do but i also see why people are upset about that. >> here is something we don't
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have to regulate. not talking sports next. have you been to any great flea markets lately? >> up next, wait until you see what one woman picked up, much to her surprise. >> reporter: when a virginia woman walked into this business, she didn't realize quite what she had in her hands. i'm beth parker. it turns out to be a painting by one of the world's most famous artists.
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we've all heard one person's junk is another person's treasure. just ask a virginia woman. >> a flea market find could fetch her a small fortune. beth parkers that the details. >> it's great story. >> reporter: i agreat story that begins at a flea market in west virginia where a woman bought a cardboard box of stuff. was it $7 for the whole box? >> yes, ma'am r. >> this woman who asked not to be identified sort of lined the frame on a painting at the antibiotic time box underneath
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the doll. for two years, the painting drifted around. >> it was my shed, in the trunk of my car, in the spare bedroom. >> reporter: after a while. >> i had some free time on moi hoondz one day and figured i would try to take the painting out of frame. >> reporter: it was stuck in the frame so her mom suggested she get someone to look at it before tearing it apart. in july, she brought it here to the potomac company auction house in old town alexandria. when the woman showed up here, she was carrying the painting in a white plastic garbage bag with a draw string around the top, just the same kind of thing you would use in your kitchen. >> she opens up the bag and this little jewel come out. it really is a jewel. >> reporter: ann craner is the director of fine arts in potomac. who would have believed it was the work of renoir. >> he has a full brush stroke. her are little flexes.
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here is the side of the brush. >> reporter: renoir is one. greatest impressionists. >> purples, pinks, greens. it is amazing. it is fabulous. rotor numbers matched up. >> this is the stock number here. >> reporter: it is called landscape on the banks of the seine river probably painted in 1879. >> i just couldn't believe it. >> reporter: she's feeling lucky. are you buying any lottery tickets or anything? >> i just bought one today. >> reporter: just how lucky we'll see when it